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for the opportunity to do the work that i love. at a place that i helped create. lastly, i like to remind all of us that emersion education takes on many forms in today's educational arena. the focus is sometimes blurred. by different interpretations. or political agendas. i hope that the emersion education model as conceptualized and exemplified by the alice fong yu community, will help provide standards of all emersion education programs everywhere. thank you very much. [applause] >> we are very honor to recognize michelle kyung, a teacher at washington high school, and awarded the outstanding teacher of america award by the carl foundation, and here this evening is our award winning teacher, michelle kyung and we would like to present a certificate and ask you to say a few words. [applause] >> happy new year and good evening to superintendent carranza, and new board president rachel norton, sorry, i have been sick today. and vice president fewer, i am erica from the george washington high school, and i am here to share positive about a teacher at george washington high school. after all the pape
in the subway to central control. and lastly, this replaces the uninterruptable power supplies systems, which is a mouthful, which provides critical backup in event of a power outage. for members' reference this project provides a communication platform for the existing sfmta central control functions to be seamlessly migrated and to plug in as one unfied and integrated network. as a quick contract bidding history for members, the director of transportation notified this body he had an authorized a bid call for this contract. with his directive our agency opened bids and were received from blocka construction at $24,116,000. lk comstock, normal transit, inc. and the high bidder was dallas transport and security at $26,530,000. bids were received from the second and third bidders. division staff and the [kwr-frpb/]'s office investigated all of these allegations and found them to be without merit. contract compliance determined that the low bidder met the 20% sbe goal as prescribed and also in compliance with the administrative code chapter 12b. staff recommends award of the contract to blocka
in the world. i am extremely lucky. lastly, i want to thank my parents and my wife, vivian, and my two daughters, jennifer and some of the, for their love and support. thank you. [applause] >> steve castile. [applause] >> i started working for the public works department 15 years ago. we are like a family. it is a very close-knit group. i think, because of that, we get the best out of people. one of the problems we encountered in the city was we were not able to pay our vendors and contractors. people were entering data inconsistently. documents were always getting lost. payments were not going out. the numbers do not add up. everything has to flow horizontal and vertical leap. we created several modules to make it easier for contractors to attach the documents in a standardized format. we do not have to go deeper anymore. i don't have a formal education in i.t., however, i have deployed some systems when i was working for the industry, and i brought in young, energetic staff to help. we implemented this. it took three months. people knew when they were going to get paid. i think we ha
. lastly, balboa park has significantly fewer impact fees. most of that area is actually public land so there's not a significant amount of new development, new private develop. that's forecasted there, but there has been one significant development there, the 1150 ocean avenue project where the new whole foods is and they built as part of their in kind agreement, they built an extension of this street here which will connect to the puc reservoir should it ever been developed in the future and they also have a pedestrian easement on another street through the project. those are just a few of the highlights. again, that's not everything that's in the plan. next year we will expect to incorporate the transit center district plan as well as the western soma which is currently before the board and the intention there is to roll that into the overall eastern neighborhoods implementation process, not to treat it separately but to look at the impact fee revenue and the projects sort of simultaneously and then at the cac as well. thank you, i'm happy to answer any questions. >> so i see no qu
, centennial shoulder.s and coffee mugs. lastly on december 28th, members of the mta board and director reiskin visited many operating administrative divisions to personally thank our frontline employees for their dedicated service. staff really appreciated hearing from you and a special thanks to director lee's wife for the fabulous cupcakes. a short update on the court of appeals ruling on our bike program that was released yesterday. as you know in 2009, the mta board approved the san francisco bike
. and lastly, we of the bar association and their resources. they're providing their legal service for you. this last thing i am going to share with you in terms of what we have seen in our office is that with the individuals, that does not necessarily mean an individual will follow up with a lawsuit. what we've seen in our office is the individual's will send you a letter and say there were compile -- compliance issues. where people get in trouble is they ignore the letter. we need to make sure it that your pro-active and responsive. when a business receives a letter, they need to contact our office. the merchants of been very proactive -- have been very pro- active. the businesses that have received a letter and passed an inspection after receiving the letter have staved off a lawsuit. the cap inspection is a very good risk management tool. often it is not as durable as you may think it to be. our office is there for you as our resources. we are able to provide our services, follow-up questions in english, spanish, cantonese, and mandarin. and then -- and then, roger, you will -- >> yes.
can continue to flow. lastly, the president began his address with this declare tiff statement. >> raising the debt ceiling does not authorize more spending. it simply allows the country to pay for spending that congress has already committed to. >> reporter: the statement is true. while the debt ceiling enhances our ability to spend, federal budget resolutions originate where the congress must ultimately approve them. what will happen if the congress doesn't move to raise the debt ceiling? there's two possible scenarios. the government waits until it has enough money to pay all its obligations for a single day and then it sends out payments late or, two, it can pick and choose winners until the situation gets resolved. president obama's warning of a near total government shutdown is untrue. sam brock, nbc bay area news. >>> some good insight there. president obama also addressed gun control. he wants universal background checks and a ban on assault rifles. nbc bay area's janelle wang has more in our world tonight. >>> tomorrow vice president joe biden is expected to bring simi
from where we're moving now. lastly, the big winner here, dell continues to move higher on speculation that the company is looking to go quiet. the stock up by almost 5%. back over to you. >> thank you very much, seema. let's turn to the hedge funds. they're taking more risk with reportedly higher levels. will a looming debt rate derail us? joining us first with the top hedge funds strategies is david. good to see you, david. we're a little short on time because of the facebook event. forgive me if i have to interrupt you for breaking news but i would assume that the addition of more leverage to portfolios is a good sign. >> that's right. in general not so much the use of leverage but you're seeing the participation rates in the market go up. hedge funds are taking more net long positions and you're seeing an overall risk fund. >> are there places they're putting their money more than others? >> you're seeing a lot more. in terms of the stock pickers you're looking at consumers and emerging markets for equities. >> also the dividend area has been very popular, but not necessarily in te
to be helping the stocks move higher and lastly aside from that, the financial stocks providing leadership as well ahead of tomorrow's big day of earnings. jpmorgan, goldman sachs on tap and speaking of earnings, maria, ebay also set to report on wednesday. the street looking for an eps of 69 cents on revenue of $3.9 billion. >> back to you, seem a. thank you. >> new troubling information meanwhile about what americans are doing with their 401(k) savings. listen up because we may be paying pore it in the future. then co-chairman of the fix the debt chain alan simpson warning all the fight in washington is driving us further away from solving the real problem, our massive deficit and debt. he's got some ideas coming up in an interview you'll see right here only on the "closing bell." stay with us. if you think running a restaurant is hard, try running four. fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do
that the pilot of the oil tanker that struck the tower on the bay bridge lastly, switched courses as he was approaching par. however it is unclear why the 61 year-old changed the course. also cut it contributed to accident where the digging fall, a faulty beacon and dangerous currents. >> we're also waiting of the cold weather this morning. we will have a check of your forecast an amended offer will go to george. >> on 880 there was an accident at its 23rd. at not only is it slow southbound from downtown oakland it is even backing up on 980. the commute and then adding individual hazards of the south on accident. if there was an earlier occurring crash at dakota road. this has left traffic jam upcoming out of the san leandro area perry ed look at this drive time. it is still over 50 minutes. the bridges are a another story. the bay bridge is no longer a back up. we have been incident free. the ride to the golden gate bridge is one of the spikes in the volume of traffic in the southbound direction. right now it will be a little sluggish from the south tower to the toll plaza. >> as we ta
. lastly i want to remind everyone that there is an opportunity to submit comments for the record. you can submit materials or public comments to us in one of two ways, either by mail at the u.s. commission on civil rights, office of the general counsel here at 1331 and sylvania avenue northwest, suite 1150, washington, d.c. 204 to five. or you can send it via e-mail to public comments at usc c.r..gov. we look forward to preparing the report and -- that's right. u-lite emotion you wanted to make. >> [inaudible] >> we keep the record open for an additional 15 days, given the level of public interest in the topic spend rather than 30 days we would have 45? >> forty-five. >> we have unanimous consent? so you actually have members of the public 45 days from today to submit your public comments, and we do look forward to preparing and sending our report for finance recommendations from what we've learned here today to the president and congress. thank you, and we adjourned this hearing. [inaudible conversations] >> coming up in a few minutes we will take you to the brookings institution here in
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's computer and electronic products in san jose. and then lastly is how do we grow a supply of advanced engineers in the united states by greeting and network of manufacturing universities? we've done it with land grant starting in the 1860s. this is the challenge of this generation this century, this year. that's our final recommendation. so, we can get our act together in this country, and from our perspective at the metro program, because we see all this energy bubbling up in cities and metros and states. we can realize the full potential that advanced manufacturing moment, but we do need to make some -- we do need of some smart public policy, whether in this town, or in the laboratories of democracy and centers of innovation, our states, cities and metropolitan areas. so with that concept setting, let me start with clous klaus. what is fueling it and what's been holding back? >> i do think, to the very fact that we're sitting here and debating it, the whole fact that you gave us show the debate is in full swing, and it's good that it is in full swing because there's so many factors
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